Working to prevent violent conflict and build lasting peace in Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria
Our peace action work prevents violent conflict, resolves ongoing conflicts, and supports people in building peace in their societies.
An important focus of our work in this area is on addressing exclusion from political, economic, and social opportunities, things we have seen to be powerful drivers of conflict. We do this by helping people design more inclusive systems of governance and processes for dialogue. This inclusion is aimed at helping people reconcile, or accommodate, their different political interests. We call this the Political Accommodation Methodology.
We have supported use of these innovative methods in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria. We are working to publish a handbook to share our Methodology and make it accessible for more people to use in their own contexts around the world.